el·​der·​care | \ ˈel-dər-ˌker How to pronounce eldercare (audio) \
variants: or elder care

Definition of eldercare

: the care of older adults and especially the care of an older parent by a son or daughter

Examples of eldercare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The eldercare practice is long in the rearview, replaced by clients like Spooge. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 19 July 2022 Living spaces had to quickly adapt to new distance learning, telework, fitness, eldercare and quarantine needs. Jamie Gold, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2022 Many professional eldercare providers have contacted me to echo your response. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 18 Feb. 2022 Many professional eldercare providers have contacted me to echo your response. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 18 Feb. 2022 But Senate Republican leader Kevin Kelly of Stratford, who also works as an eldercare attorney, said the state still has problems with the ongoing pandemic. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 17 Feb. 2022 For some, ongoing child-care or eldercare issues are holding them back. Heather Long, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Oct. 2021 Congress is debating support for childcare and eldercare. Samantha Todd, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Florida seniors are suffering because eldercare centers can’t find staff but still must operate 24/7, Reed said. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of eldercare

1960, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jul 2022

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“Eldercare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eldercare. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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variants: or elder care \ ˈel-​dər-​ˌka(ə)r, -​ˌke(ə)r How to pronounce eldercare (audio) \

Medical Definition of eldercare

: the care of older adults (as by a son, daughter, or paid caregiver)


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